Moscow, Sep 16: Russia and India are holding bilateral discussions over kicking-off the production of S-400 air defence missile system in India, Russia’s Rostec state entity CEO Sergey Chemezov said on Sunday.
Chemezov told RBK media outfit, “Yes, we are discussing the localization [of S-400 production] with India as well,” adding, New Delhi has already obtained the license to begin the production process of a lot of technology, like the Su-30 warplanes and the T-90 tank, Sputnik reported.
Chemezov noted: “We have developed the BrahMos missiles together with them [India], on their territory, together with their scientists,” according to ANI news reports.
India had inked a $5.43 billion pact with Moscow for the purchase of S-400 missile at the 19th India-Russia Annual Bilateral Summit held in New Delhi on October 5 last year.
Last week, Russia’s deputy prime minister Yuri Borisov had said S-400 systems will be transported to India in line with strict rules and accordance with the schedules.
Borisov told a state-run broadcaster Rossiya-1: “The advance payment has been received and everything will be delivered in strict accordance with the scheduled, within about 18-19 months.”